This month’s members of the month are two ladies who have started their own businesses in the performing arts sector but are working in a joint office.
Katy from Katy’s Theatrical Productions and talent agent, Rebecca from Middleton Talent joined our Chichester space on Thursday, December 12.
The dynamic duo have already made their mark in the space with their desire to get involved with networking events and introducing themselves to other members, but here is what they had to say:
(Katy’s comments are in black and Rebecca’s comments are in blue.)
In a couple of sentences, please describe your business?
I run the Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts in Chichester where we provide exciting classes for children in Musical Theatre, Comedy & Drama and Film & Television.
I run a talent agency for children, teens and adults around the UK for work in TV, Film, Theatre, Voice overs and modelling.
Who are your customers?
Children aged 4-18
Actors from 4-80
How long have you been running your business?
The business started in early 2019 and we opened our doors to the public on June 8th
I am now entering my second year with my own business, but have worked as an agent for 10 years
What is your unique selling point?
We offer a Module in Film & Television where all the students from the age of 6 will learn the key skills to produce their own films, operating a camera, acting in shot and creating sets is just a few of the skills they will learn
Running a small boutique agency providing natural and strong actors, because I keep my numbers low I am able to maintain and excellent 1 on 1 relationship with everyone and they are only submitted for projects they are 100% suitable for.
Why have you chosen to work in a co-working community?
To be surrounding by other working professionals and to build a better work life balance for myself.
To regain a work/life balance and to join a community of working professionals.
What is the most important benefit to you of working from Freedom Works?
Absolutely the biscuits!!!!
The location and being surrounded by other teams.
Who works in your team?
In our office we run two separate companies both in the Performing Arts industry.
What is your proudest achievement to date?
Opening the academy and having over 250 people attend it
Booking my first feature film
Where do you see yourself and your business in 2-5 years time?
I hope to be doing the same but with a large portfolio of shows and creative projects behind us for the children to be proud of.
I would love to have separate teams to run each division and branch out into modelling.
What or who motivates you?
The children’s hilarity and creativity motivate me everyday
When I get to see a client perform, it reminds me of how much I love this crazy industry.
How do you spend your spare time?
Performing and watching Musicals
Cinema & Theatre trips, I’m also an avid reader.
What do you like most about Freedom Works?
The open space.
The relaxed atmosphere